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Professor of American History, University of Leeds

Kate is an award-winning historian of the twentieth century United States with broad interests in cultural and political history and specializations in African American History, Gender histories and histories of the African Diaspora. She has published widely on Black Theatre, the Harlem Renaissance, Black Feminism and the history of the archive. Her current research examines how the collection of Black cultural archives by the British and U.S governments in the early twentieth century shapes access to and knowledge production about black history and heritage today. Supported by the Independent Social Research Foundation and British Library Eccles Centre Fellowship, the project explores the relationship between Black British and African American theatre by examining Black theatre manuscripts collected by the state


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in U.S History, University of Leeds


  • 2004 
    Cambridge, PhD